Regional Exhibits circa Colorado and the West

Evergreen Fine Art: Robert Spooner: Edge of Expansion

Robert Spooner: Edge of Expansion

Evergreen Fine Art

August 1 - 29, 2015

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 1, from 2-5pm
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Robert Spooner at Evergreen Fine Art

If there’s a constant in Robert Spooner’s artistry, it’s his steadfast refusal to be tethered by constancy.

“Originally I was known as a figurative artist,” says Spooner, whose ongoing voyage beyond the frontiers of convention will find harbor this August at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery. “But I began to see things differently, to see my work differently. I began expanding into other visual realms.”

Beginning with an Artist Reception at 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, “Edge of Expansion” will run through Aug. 29 and feature more than two dozen paintings that recount Spooner’s remarkable journey into new spheres of expression, and reveal the unexpected worlds that lie beneath the familiar.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

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Mirada Fine Art: Jennyfer Stratman & Javier Lopez Barbosa

Jennyfer Stratman & Javier Lopez Barbosa: Connection

Mirada Fine Art

August 1 - 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 31, 2015, 6-9pm
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Mirada Fine Art seamlessly fuses two artists from vastly different cultural backgrounds and life experience in one stunning exhibit, “Connection.” Uniting the artists is their emotional and intellectual reaction to the physical world and its connection to the human psyche. Representative human figures and the roots and branches of trees frequently intertwine in the spare and eloquently simple multi-media sculpture of Jennyfer Stratman, depicting our bond to Nature. Splitting her time between studios in Australia and Arizona, Stratman brings her newest work to Colorado for this exhibit. Perfectly complementing Stratman is Javier Lopez Barbosa, whose impressive arsenal of technical ability results in gloriously bright abstract landscape paintings reflecting the vibrant culture of his Mexican heritage. Barbosa is also shown exclusively at Mirada in Colorado.  

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Fresh at Firehouse Arts Center

Fresh

Firehouse Arts Center

July 24 - August 29, 2015

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Linda Gleitz - "Jacquie Monroe, the Goddess of Produce"
After Jacquie Monroe of Monroe Farm

The Firehouse Arts Center's Fresh is a collaboration between local farms, artists and area chefs facilitated and curated by the Firehouse. Each farm was assigned one 2D artist, one 3D artist and a poet or writer. Artists visited local farms and created art inspired by them.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Rubi Lebovitch at the C4FAP

Rubi Lebovitch: Home Sweet Home (Gould Gallery)

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

July 3 - August 22, 2015

  • Public Reception: August 7, from 6-9pm
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 Rubi Lebovitch

Stepping into the Home Sweet Home exhibition is like stepping through a funhouse mirror. Using straightforward images of domestic scenes, Rubi Lebovitch creates new context and meaning; often transforming these comfortable and familiar scenes into something strange and surprising. Lebovitch seeks to highlight the things at home normally hidden. The scenes he creates can be divided in to two main categories: inanimate objects and human scenarios. Both categories are characterized by mystery, vagueness and absurdity. A mixture of anxiety and humor is experienced when viewing these works, which bel ie the peacefulness and security usually associated with home.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Chris Ofili: Night and Day at the Aspen Art Museum

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

Aspen Art Museum

July 17 - November 1, 2015

  • Reception with the artist: Thursday, July 16 at 6pm
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Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002 (detail) - Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas,108 × 144 in
Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. © Chris Ofili

Beginning Friday, July 17, 2015, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) presents Chris Ofili: Night and Day, the Turner Prize–winning British artist’s first solo museum survey. Encompassing five galleries and all three floors of the AAM, Night and Day features over thirty major paintings and a vast number of drawings, as well as sculptures spanning Ofili’s influential career from 1992 to the present. The AAM exhibition also includes three additional, new works created since the show’s initial presentation at the New Museum, New York (October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015).

Chris Ofili: Night and Day opens at the AAM with a reception with the artist on Thursday, July 16, and will be on view through Sunday, November 1, 2015. The exhibition was curated at the New Museum by Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director; Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator; and Margot Norton, Associate Curator. It is overseen at the AAM by Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director.

Chris Ofili: Night and Day has been organized by the New Museum, New York. This exhibition was made possible by Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg, Susan and Leonard Feinstein, Lietta and Dakis Joannou, Beth Swofford, David Teiger, and an anonymous donor. Special thanks to David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. The accompanying catalogue, published by Rizzoli, is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Bright Young Things at GOCA 121

Bright Young Things

GOCA 121 (Colorado Springs)

July 10 - August 29, 2015

  • Opening Events: Friday, July 10, 5 - 9 pm
  • Performance by Tobias Fike & Matthew Harris: 7 pm
  • GOCA Late Nights After Party: 9 pm - midnight
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Caitlin Goebel, Jane, acrylic and vinyl on panel 30x30”, 2013

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor. Artists working in Colorado in 2015 are diverse and this exhibit at our downtown GOCA121 site aims to reflect that reality. Works presented include collaborative performance, ceramics, photography, installation, painting and new and mixed-media. The artists in this exhibit are pushing and innovating the limits of contemporary art and practice in exciting and challenging ways. BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS will introduce you to some of the brightest (art) stars from the Front Range of Colorado.

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS includes eight artists living and working along the Front Range of Colorado: Tobias Fike (Denver), Megan Gafford (Boulder), Caitlin Goebel (Colorado Springs), Matthew Harris (Denver), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Daisy Patton (Denver), George P. Perez (Boulder), and Kristin Stransky (Denver).

GOCA 121
Plaza of the Rockies
121 S. Tejon | Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
http://www.uccs.edu/goca/VISIT/GOCA-121.html

 

Form/Function at Gallery Nine-Seventy

Form/Function

Gallery Nine-Seventy

July 2 - August 1, 2015

  • Opening Reception with food, music and more: July 10 6pm-8pm
  • Featured Artists: Haley Bates, Anne Bossert, Brooke Cashion, Justin Donofrio, Ryan Embry, Matt Kaufman, Kelsey Leppek, Jessi Maddocks, Jacqueline Mckinny, Brad Reed Nelson, Joe Norman, Katie Smith
As stated by American Architect Louis Sullivan, "Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law."

For example; a chair has a certain form because it serves a certain function. The saying goes that when form follow function an object is more desirable, more successful. But when does that object become a work or art? This happens when its form---its materials, concepts and processes--and its function--its purpose of use--are so skillfully coordinated and presented that the piece transcends strict functionality it enters into the realm of art. Form/Function presents artists who have become so skilled in their practice with functional materials (wood, clay, metal) that their works need to be under the lens of observation and appreciation

Gallery Nine-Seventy
1015 S. Lincoln Ave
Loveland, CO
Thu-Sat: 11am-6pm
http://www.gallery970.com

 

Mirada Fine Art: Andrew Baird

Andrew Baird: Beautiful CHAOS

Mirada Fine Art

June 19 - July 12, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6-9pm
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Andrew Baird at work in his Evergreen studio

Local artist turned national phenomenon, the work of fifth-generation Coloradoan Andrew Baird stuns and intrigues. His distinctive style and technique are as mesmerizing as the resulting contemporary portraits. Utilizing a paint stir stick, Baird drips acrylic paint onto canvases, building images color by color over a period of months...a paint brush is NEVER used. The process is nearly as amazing as the gorgeous faces that emerge in his large scale work. Mr. Baird was named 'the best artist in Colorado' by the editors of 5280 Magazine in 2011. This is his first exhibition in Colorado in over three years. 

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

2015 Currents: Santa Fe New Media Festival

2015 CURRENTS: Santa Fe New Media Festival

Main location: El Museo Cultural, Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM

Partner locations: Various in Santa Fe, Hobbs, Roswell, Magdalena, Taos

June 12 - 28, 2015

  • Opening Night: Friday June 12 at the El Museo Cultural and the Railyard Plaza from 6pm – Midnight
  • For more information on the artists, installations, projections, workshops, dates/times/locations see the CURRENTS website: http://currentsnewmedia.org/festivals/currents-2015
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Image from Myriam Bleau's multimedia performance "Soft Revolvers"

A public event, CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation and generates exploration into all forms of new media art and for over 100 new media artists, performers and presenters from the United States and thirteen countries outside of the US.

The main exhibition space will house the work of new media, video and interactive installation, 3D printing, oculus rift, robotic, single channel, multimedia performance and web based artists.

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
555 Camino de la Familia
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.992.0591
http://elmuseocultural.org

 

The World of Jan Brett at the FCMoA

The World of Jan Brett

Fort Collins Museum of Art

June 5 - August 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 5 at 5:00pm
  • Book Signing with Jan Brett: Saturday June 27 from 5-7pm at The Lincoln Center
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The Fort Collins Museum of Art invites you to step into The World of Jan Brett. Opening June 5 at 5:00pm at our FREE First Friday event, sponsored by The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, this new traveling exhibit brings the stories of the admired children’s author/illustrator to life. Folk tale story settings and favorite characters jump off the pages with kid-friendly, interactive adventure areas and original artwork. The exhibit is on display at the Fort Collins Museum of Art through August 23, 2015.

The museum will also host a book signing by Jan Brett at the Lincoln Center on June 27th from 5:00-7:00pm. Admission is $1 for adults and children 13 and older and FREE for kids 12 and under. Members of the museum are FREE. Tickets are currently available at the museum.

“Visitors to the exhibit are going to be able to interact with their favorite Jan Brett stories like never before,” explains exhibit designer Mike Breza. “The World of Jan Brett takes the book out of the reader’s hands and places the reader inside the book.” The exhibit features more than 50 original paintings and sketchbooks, interactive exhibit areas, themed reading environments and kid-friendly graphics and labels. Children can bake up delicious fun in a child-size gingerbread playhouse or sail away with their favorite book in the Noah’s ark reading ship.

Recreated book scenes and favorite characters welcome children and adults alike into The World of Jan Brett. The exhibit encourages playful exploration and hands-on discovery as immersive environments and colorful graphics introduce visitors to cultures around the world. Exhibit programming offers hands-on activities that bring the pages and paintings of Jan Brett’s stories to life.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

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Gallery 970: On the Land

On the Land

Gallery 970

May 22 - June 26, 2015

  • Gallery Reception: Friday June 5, 5-9pm
  • Artists: Rachael Davis, Laura Grossett, Sandra Hopkins, Suchitra Mattai, Carrie Johansing, Scott Laumann, J. Diane Martonis, Joe Norman, Nikki Pike, Chandler Romeo, Doug Sink, David Young
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Gallery Nine-Seventy invites you to our inaugural exhibit featuring 12 artists from Denver, Loveland and Fort Collins. The opening will feature the the bARTer Collective who will be presenting an interactive art happening.

Exhibit Statement: “Until we understand what the land is, we are at odds with everything we touch.” ---Wendell Berry, The Art of Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

To understand the land we must interact with it. Though our chances to connect with and work on the land have greatly diminished over the last century, there is still a yearning for it. On the Land includes works from local artists that focus on human interaction with our land.  

Gallery 970
1015 S. Lincoln Ave
Loveland, CO
Thu-Sat: 11am-6pm
http://www.gallery970.com

 

Evan Colbert: Warning Signs at the Firehouse Art Center

Evan Colbert: Warning Signs

Firehouse Art Center

April 22 - May 25, 2015

  • Gallery Reception: Friday May 8th from 6-9pm
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Evan Colbert at his Arvada Center exhibition artist talk (March 2015) - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Many of my paintings are inspired by objects so ubiquitous that one hardly notices them anymore: street signs, logos, symbols, and pictograms. Often, actual language has been discarded in favor of simple imagery that is meant to communicate its message as universally as possible. Colors may represent a state of alert or urgency, orange means “amber alert.” Red means stop. Blue is calming … or is it water … or does it represent Japan on a map? It depends on which system of information you are accessing.

I often tend to inject a bit of humor into my artwork. Some of the signs have been slightly altered. New pictograms have been created. Pie-graphs are posing as modernist art. By appropriating the various subjects I choose to paint and placing them in a fine-art context I make them my own.

http://evancolbert.com
 
Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 8 at C4FAP

Portfolio ShowCase Volume 8

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

May 1 – June 27, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 4 at 6pm (Artist Talk & Book Release at 6pm followed by reception)
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 Untitled, Peter Leighton

The Center for Fine Art Photography is proud to present Portfolio ShowCase 8, juried by Gordon Stettinius. Volume 8 of this series presents a glimpse into the larger bodies of work of fifteen contemporary photographers, including award winning artists Daniel Coburn and Jaime Erin Johnson. Ranging from the imaginary nuclear narratives of Peter Leighton, to the exquisite tabletop tableaus of Zhe Zhu, all the portfolios in PS8 highlight the dedication and ongoing investigations of a wide range of personal photographic visions. In addition to our public exhibition, the 8th annual Portfolio ShowCase exhibition will be published in the Center’s Annual Portfolio ShowCase book and accompanied by an online exhibition. Please join us in celebrating PS8 and the captivating work of our 15 artists!

Featuring selected portfolios of Thomas Alleman, Anne Berry, Larry Chait, Daniel Coburn, Michael Donnor, Jackie Heitchue, Jaime Erin Johnson, Peter Leighton, Clark James Mishler, Wendy Simmons, Michal Solarski, Liz Steketee, Paul Thulin, Alison Turner and Zhe Zhu.

About C4FAP: Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Center is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO and hosting up to 25 new exhibitions each year, the Center for Fine Art Photography offers three public galleries, classes, and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and it’s community.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Priscilla Fowler and Brandon Reese at The Lincoln Center Gallery

Shape Shifters: Priscilla Fowler and Brandon Reese

The Lincoln Center Gallery (Fort Collins)

April 18 – May 30, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, 5–7pm
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Detail of "Nest", an installation prepared for Shape Shifters exhibition at Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO

Both Fowler and Reese explore ideas of integrating simple forms to create a whole that is expressive and beautiful. Priscilla Fowler’s ink and mylar drawings, paintings and installation bubble with energy as smaller cells organize to create vibrant rhythm and movement. Reese’s stoneware and wood sculptures contain similarly simple shapes that grow into powerfully unified forms.

The Lincoln Center Gallery
417 West Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521
http://www.fcgov.com/lctix/galleries-exhibitions.php

 

Art on the Edge at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Art on the Edge

New Mexico Museum of Art

April 17, 2015 – August 16, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Featuring Ian Fisher, Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Chris Oatey, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Rivers, and Jill Christian
  • Juror: Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
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Please join Denver artist Ian Fisher in Santa Fe this Friday, April 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. for the opening reception of Art on the Edge at the New Mexico Museum of Art. With the return of FOCA+P’s (Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography) biennial juried exhibition, artists from New Mexico and its adjoining states were selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. 

New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
http://www.nmartmuseum.org

 

Masks Project 2015 at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Masks Project 2015

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 3 – May 1, 2015

  • Open admission day: Friday, April 10 (sponsored by Guaranty Bank and Trust)
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For the 11th year, the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s Masks Project has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic main stay and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles. The result is an exhibition of 200 pieces of unconventional art opening during the First Friday Gallery Walk, April 3.

Masks originated in 2003 as fund-raising event for the Museum. It now encompasses the popular exhibition, the celebratory Masks Grand Gala, and a tribute to the 2015 Honorary Chairs, Don and Donna Beard. These components provide a significant portion of the Museum’s operating budget as well as an engaging community art event.

Lisa Hatchadoorian, Executive Director for the Fort Collins Museum of Art, says of Masks, “This is my first Masks experience, and I will say it is overwhelming and wonderful. The project brings together artists and a community eager to explore and experience the world of art in an entirely appealing project.

“We deeply appreciate the contributions of our artist community – mostly from Fort Collins and surrounding cities – as well as the support of our sponsors,” she continued. “The beginning of each completed mask is a relatively simple clay template designed by Molly Babcock, an art teacher in the Poudre School District. Adding much time and talent, our artists donate their work to the museum to be sold through silent and live auctions.” New for this year is online bidding for the silent Masks auction. “Online bidding,” says Gloria Boresen, “will give more people a chance to win the bid for their favorite mask. It also offers people who can’t experience Masks in person the exciting prospect of buying a mask.”

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Denis Roussel at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Denis Roussel: Reclaim | Reuse | Transcend 

Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

February 27 - April 25, 2015

  • Opening reception: Friday April 3 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
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Artist's Statement: This exhibition represents the culmination of 4 years spent looking at my compost and recycling bins, and experimenting with photographic processes. I created one-of-a-kind photographs and sculptural objects to reveal the intrinsic value of my subjects and highlight the importance of simple personal actions in the struggle to protect our environment.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Theodore Waddell and Mark James at the FCMOA

Hallowed Absurdities: The Work of Theodore Waddell (Main Gallery)

Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial: 1915-2015- Twenty Years of Photography by Mark James (Gallery 101)

Fort Collins Museum of Art

January 16 – March 15, 2015

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Waddell - Trophy #14 - 1986 - mixed media

The Fort Collins Museum of Art is pleased to present Montana artist Theodore Waddell, one of the region’s best known artists. Waddell is an accomplished painter, sculptor and printmaker although he is primarily recognized for his uniquely identifiable paintings of the West, rife with wildlife and signature Angus cattle. His sculptures take center stage in this exhibition titled Hallowed Absurdities, which opens with a Member’s reception on January 15th, 2015 with a Director’s tour by new Fort Collins Museum of Art Executive Director, Lisa Hatchadoorian. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, January 16th and remain on view through March 15, 2015.

In addition to his reputation as a fine artist, Ted, as he is known to his family and friends, is also a rancher who has witnessed firsthand the stark realities of living on the land—winter kill, roadkill, and the relationship between rural living, guns, and gun owners. Hallowed Absurdities reveals the artist’s thoughts on these topics with mock firearms cunningly crafted from a variety of found objects including bleached animal bones, snake rattles, salt, and veterinary instruments, to name a few. Additionally, and perhaps not for the squeamish amongst us, the artist elevates roadkill to a level of fine art by incorporating actual specimens into paintings, reminding us of the balance in nature that literally runs afoul of man and machinery.

At a time when gun rights have become a pivotal issue, the exhibition content poses timely questions about the responsibilities of gun ownership and stewardship of the land. The artist’s intent is not to fan the flames of the gun debate nor to create controversy about land use. Rather, Theodore Waddell aims to stir a thoughtful dialogue about these timely issues. Whether or not you are an aficionado of Theodore Waddell ‘s paintings, love or hate guns, or are looking to broaden your art definitions, you will find something unexpected to explore at the Fort Collins Museum of Art. Visit the museum’s website, www.ftcma.org, for more information about this and other current exhibitions, education programming, and related museum events. This exhibition organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana.

Additionally, the Fort Collins Museum of Art is proud to present the evocative landscape photographs of Wellington photographer Mark James that celebrates the Centennial year of Rocky Mountain National Park. The exhibition Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial: 1915-2015- Twenty Years of Photography by Mark James will run from January 16 – March 15, 2015 with a member’s reception and artist talk on January 15th from 6:00-8:00pm. Utilizing a pinhole camera, James creates haunting, indelible images of this beloved landscape that has been part of America’s national consciousness for 100 years.

In 1995, Mark James was granted an Artist-in-Residence from Rocky Mountain National Park. He began photographing the Colorado Rocky Mountains using pinhole and lensed cameras to create a comprehensive body of work that portrays the landscape in a way that recalls the survey photographs of the 19th century. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.  

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Xylem: Innovation in Botanic Art at the Loveland Museum/Gallery

Xylem: Innovation in Botanic Art

Loveland Museum/Gallery

January 10 - March 15, 2015

  • Featuring: Barbara Baer, Carol Till, Constance Sayas, Heather Myers, Janice McDonald, Katherine Warren, Lydia Brokaw, Rob Watt, Sandra Kaplan, Scott Dressel Martin II, Sue Simon, Susan Rubin, Tom Mazzullo, Tony Hochstetler
  • Techniques Showcase: Saturday, March 7, 12 – 3 pm; Free
  • Join the four members of the Studio Botanica artist group (Heather Myers, Susan Rubin, Constance Sayas, and Carol Till) for a dynamic and interactive experience.Observe the artists at work, learn about the materials used in their art, and receive mini-lessons about each artist’s different media and styles. Basic art supplies will be available for use at this time.
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Sue Simon - Photosynthesis in the Park - Acrylic on canvas panels
Courtesy of The Sandra Phillips Gallery

Botanical art inhabits the space between scientific observation and inspired creativity. It is an art form whose practitioners follow a long and honored tradition.

This group exhibit of 14 artists shows a wide range of botanicals as a subject of art, from the classic to the conceptual. This exhibition links the tenets of botanical art with artists who work in a method outside the structure of classical botanical illustration. Seen together, these two approaches represent disorder within a highly ordered framework, and mirror the beauty of stability and chaos in the natural world.

This exhibition will show the range of possibilities within the world of botanical art: from an empathetic and scientific understanding of the world of plants, to an avant-garde approach with an implied, integral, and conceptual relationship between humans and plant life. Through their art, these artists convey the mutuality of need between the human and botanical realm. The healthy functioning of the natural world is a vital part of the environment in which we all live. This link can be shown by the way artists react to and interpret the power of the botanical domain. Botanicals as a creative subject have a metaphoric power that speaks to creation, both of life and the interrelationship of all that exists within the natural world.

Loveland Museum/Gallery
500 N Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
970.962.2410
http://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org

 

Gabriel Kuri and Marcel Broodthaers at the Aspen Art Museum

Gabriel Kuri: with personal thanks to their contractual thingness

Marcel Broodthaers: Décor: A Conquest

Aspen Art Museum

December 20, 2014 - March 15, 2015 (Marcel Broodthaers closes March 1)

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Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Turno 384), 2007; courtesy the artist and Kurimanzutto, Mexico City 

Gabriel Kuri’s exhibition "with personal thanks to their contractual thingness" features a selected survey of 49 works in sculpture, collage, photography and installation created over the past decade and represents the inaugural residency and exhibition of the museum’s Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residency program.
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Marcel Broodthaers, Décor: A Conquest, 1975; Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York

Originally conceived in 1974, and first shown in 1975 as the inaugural exhibition for the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, Marcel Broodthaers’s exhibition Décor: A Conquest is an intricate installation that explores the relationship between conflict and comfort. The last exhibition Broodthaers would present before his death, it represents his complex investigation into the function of both history and museology—juxtaposing implements of war and furniture to explore the relationship between weapons and objects as symbols of power.

Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Open: A Juried Exhibition at the C4FAP

Open: A Juried Exhibition

The Center for Fine Art Photography

December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015

  • Artist Speaker Series: Friday, December 5 at 5pm; artists’ reception follows from 6-8pm
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Zeren Badar - Very First Accident

In the spirit of the theme, I maintained a level of openness, and gathered works that, to me, felt curious, attentive, vital, or eager. This includes images that are deeply personal and emotional, experimental or conceptual, story-based documentaries reflecting a social or political climate, as well as everything in between (or beyond). - Shane Lavalette  

Featuring the work of Pascal Amoyel, Sophie and Cedric, Zeren Badar, Rachael Banks, Seza Bali, Paul Baumann, Sarah Elizabeth Borst, Skott Chandler, Carlos Chavarria, Alan Coret, Robert Covington, Matthew Cronin, Benjamin Davis, Leah Edelman-Brier, Erin Geidman, Charlotta Hauksdottir, Matt Henry, Tracy Hoffman, Matthew Hogan, Jon Horvath, Sachiko Kawanabe, Bernadette Keating, Kim Won, Alexandra Lethbridge, Joe Lingeman, Jennifer Loeber, qian Ma, Kerry Mansfield, Antonio Martinez, Miranda Maynard, Noelle McCleaf, Nick Meyer, Zora Murff, Ricardo Nagoaka, Richard Paul, Jessica Pierotti, Victoria Ridgeway, Alyssa Salomon, Michael Sherwin, Motohiro Takeda, Clara Wildberger, and David Wolf.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon

Fort Collins Museum of Art

November 1 - December 27, 2014

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Fort Collins Museum of Art in Fort Collins, CO is pleased to announce Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon, an exhibition that captures the spark, sex appeal and sensation that was Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol, Milton H. Greene, Cecil Beaton, Eve Arnold, Antonio de Felipe, and Henri Cartier-Bresson are just a few of the famed artists featured in this exhibition, whose depictions of Marilyn helped immortalize her as a cultural icon. This exhibition documents the legendary life of America’s favorite sex symbol in styles ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art. Organized by sairally Fine Arts & Consulting, Hamburg, Germany, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Composed of works by more than 50 artists, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon highlights the many sides of this 1950s glamourous and immortal legend through shots of well-loved movie scenes, familiar publicity photos, biographical glimpses into Monroe’s private moments and various artistic interpretations of the starlet. Featuring paintings, photographs and video, this celebration of Marilyn Monroe exemplifies how her iconic image still electrifies the world over half a century after her death.

The images featured in this exhibition illustrate not only the recognizable celebrity, but also Marilyn’s struggle to empower herself. Along with photographs by Eve Arnold, Peter Stackpole and Bob Henriques, the exhibition includes a series of silver gelatin prints by world-renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton, including a photograph reported to be Marilyn’s favorite picture of herself–-lying across a bed in a white dress, holding a carnation to her breast.

During her brief career from 1947 to 1962, Marilyn made a lasting impression on Hollywood, appearing in 30 films. Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon depicts recognizable moments in her film career, such as the famous subway grate scene with Thomas Ewell in Seven Year Itch by Sam Shaw, as well as pensive, behind-the-scenes shots by photographers Ernst Haas and Henri Cartier-Bresson on the set of The Misfits, Marilyn’s last film.

The star struggled to balance her career and love-life, marrying and divorcing three times. Her second and third marriages were both highly publicized, and photographs like George Silk’s tearful Marilyn illustrate how the actress was unable to keep her private life out of the limelight.

A great loneliness can be felt in many of Marilyn’s photographs. As images by friend and photographer George Barris demonstrate, Marilyn’s light and radiance was often a façade constructed for the public eye, disguising her frequently dark moods. Barris’ photographs from 1962, showing the starlet laughing and striking poses, are some of the last taken of the actress who was found dead in her Brentwood, California, home on August 5, 1962.

Though her life ended prematurely at the young age of 36, the world’s fascination with Marilyn Monroe’s magnetic appeal and much publicized private life has continued to thrive over time. A unique personification of femininity, naïveté and sexuality, there will never be another Marilyn Monroe.

Organized by sairally Fine Arts & Consulting, Hamburg, Germany, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance at the CSFAC

Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

October 25, 2014 - February 15, 2015

  • Members-Only Preview: Friday, October 24, 5-7pm; Meet artists Charles and Collin Parson
  • Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 25, 11am; tour the exhibition with Charles and Collin Parson
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Collin Parson, Untitled (from the Divided Series), 16' diameter, wood, color changing led's and arduino, 2014 

As artists, Charles Parson and his son Collin are exemplary of what Charles describes as a continuance, as “overlapping generations, sleeving one era into another.” Although their work is very different, each artist creates objects that remind viewers of the extraordinary possibilities intrinsic in common, often industrial, materials.

Charles’s large-scale sculptures impose a poetic elegance on industrial steel and glass. Although technological in their foundations and architectural in their construction, these sculptures are the artist’s response to the expansive space of the west.

In Collin’s work, controlled light transforms interior spaces into stunning atmospheric experiences. Collin states that his goal is to “push the viewer beyond everyday limits of perception.” Together, Charles’ and Collin’s works will occupy the Fine Arts Center’s El Pomar Gallery and will create an experience that connects disparate spaces and, by extension, inspires viewers to recognize awareness of their shared space as they move among the monumental sculpture and light-filled galleries.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

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